dryness dryness  /d ˈraɪ nəs/


  1. (n) the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
  2. (n) moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
  3. (n) objectivity and detachment


  1. Wildfires result from a confluence of fuel, dryness and some kind of trigger.
  2. Only a small minority of circumcised men report sensitivity loss and dryness.
  3. That may cause disconcerting hot flashes as well as dryness and a thinning of the vaginal wall that can make intercourse unpleasurable, if not painful.



  1. "It was difficult, very difficult," Woods said. "It was the hardest Masters I've ever seen, with the wind, the dryness, the speed of these things. I told a couple guys out here this week, 'I was glad I had metal spikes on, or I would have...
    on Apr 8, 2007 By: Tiger Wood Source: Forbes

  2. Cher said: "I didn't anticipate the dryness getting to my throat the way it does. So when I'm in Las Vegas, I have to kind of live like a nun and not talk during the day. It's so hard for me, I just really have to think about it and just not speak,...
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Cher Source: MyParkMag

  3. "I found that they weren't of any benefit," Bock said of the caffeine stimulants. "I experienced a lot of dryness in my mouth which deterred me from using them again. If it was a night game and I was feeling a bit tired, I would opt to have a...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Nathan Bock Source: Adelaidenow

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